The following longevity publications are readily available and recommended for those who have a serious interest in how to live longer. Comments on the publications below are welcomed.

 

The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study

“An extraordinary eighty-year study has led to some unexpected discoveries about long life.”
-O, The Oprah Magazine

For years we have been told to obsessively monitor when we’re angry, what we eat, how much we worry, and how often we go to the gym. So why isn’t everyone healthy? Drawing from the most extensive study of long life ever conducted, The Longevity Project busts many long- held myths, revealing how:

  • Many of those who worked the hardest actually lived the longest
  • Getting married is not a magic ticket to good health
  • It’s not the happy-go-lucky who thrive-it’s the prudent and persistentWith self-tests that illuminate your own best paths to longer life, this book changes the conversation about what it really takes to achieve a long, healthy life.

Transcend – Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

In Transcend, famed futurist Ray Kurzweil and his coauthor Terry Grossman, MD, present a cutting edge, accessible program based on the vanguard in nutrition and science. They’ve distilled thousands of scientific studies to make the case that new developments in medicine and technology will allow us to radically extend our life expectancies and slow the aging process.
Transcend gives you the practical tools you need to live long enough (and remain healthy long enough) to take full advantage of the biotech and nanotech advances that have already begun and will continue to occur at an accelerating pace during the years ahead. To help you remember the nine key components of the program, Ray and Terry have arranged them into a mnemonic: Talk with your doctor, Relaxation, Assessment, Nutrition, Supplements, Calorie reduction, Exercise, New technologies, Detoxification.
This easy-to-follow program will help you transcend the boundaries of your genetic legacy and live
long enough to live forever.

The Longevity Prescription – 8 Proven Keys to a Long, Healthy Life

The internationally revered, Pulitzer Prize-winning father of geriatric medicine offers a revitalizing plan for reaping the rich rewards of the final third of life.

Dr. Robert N. Butler’s name is synonymous with healthy aging. As the founder of the first department of geriatric medicine in the country at Mount Sinai and the National Institute on Aging within the National Institutes of Health, he is widely regarded as the father of geriatric medicine. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a frequent adviser to the World Health Organization, and the founder of the International Longevity Center, whose mission is to champion research and policy focused on helping our senior population age well and live vibrant lives.

In The Longevity Prescription, Butler outlines eight essential facets of longevity: exercise, nutrition, mental vitality, sleep, relaxation, love and intimacy, community connections, and medical care. With each chapter providing specific, prescriptive advice, that has been proven to delay or eliminate chronic illness and promote health, The Longevity Prescription outlines a step-by-step plan for maintaining optimum wellness and offers eye-opening statistics and research-based information. You may be surprised to learn:

•A good marriage at fifty-not a low cholesterol level at that age-is a better predictor of good health at eighty.

•Stress reduction and a good night’s sleep are wellness strategies just as essential as exercise and diet are.

•Why honing a center of balance is a key to physical health.

•How the brain can be trained to regain lost function and ensure continued clarity.

•Why starting a second career in retirement can lead to contentment, and more.

With guidance for formulating an action plan and adopting new habits and strategies, The Longevity Prescription offers the latest information on special health challenges, such as diabetes and cancer.

A baby boomer turns sixty every 7.6 seconds, but many of America’s graying millions approach the later years of life with fear and trepidation. Emphasizing clear-cut research findings that balance physical health with emotional well­being, Butler and his colleagues offer a definitive path to whole-life happiness.

Mortal Coil – A short history of living longer

David Boyd Haycock can remember “crying at the tragedy of death” at the age of five or six. His mother consoled him by saying that when he grew up everyone would live to be at least 120. And now he has written a book on the subject, covering 400 years of research into prolonging life. The good news is that more of us are reaching our hundredth birthdays than ever before. The bad news is that “we still do not fully understand the processes of senescence and death”.

100 Plus – How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith.

Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born.
What will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will you be healthy? Will your marriage need a sunset clause? How long will you have to work? Will you finish one career at sixty-five only to go back to school to learn a new one? And then, will you be happily working for another sixty years? Maybe you’ll be a parent to a newborn and a grandparent at the same time. Will the world become overpopulated? And how will living longer affect your finances, your family life, and your views on religion and the afterlife?

 

Chasing Life – New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today

For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that “practical immortality” was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree. In a book that is not about anti-aging, but about functional aging–extending your healthy, active life–Dr. Sanjay Gupta blends together compelling stories of the most up-to-date scientific breakthroughs from around the world, with cutting-edge research and advice on achieving practical immortality in this lifetime.

Gupta’s advice is often counterintuitive: longevity is not about eating well, but about eating less; nutritional supplements are a waste of your money; eating chocolate and drinking coffee can make you healthier. CHASING LIFE tells the stories behind the breakthroughs while also revealing the practical steps readers can take to help extend youth and life far longer than ever thought possible.